MACTRAXX wrote: ↑Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:40 amSteve: Good subject concerning various types of places of business at or near LIRR stations.For example the second picture you posted is looking south on Islip Avenue - NYS 111 to the crossing at the east end of Islip Station (Full Martini-4/30/2008) The station is to the right in the picture behind the buildings. In the same picture note a green fence on the left of the crossing-just east of Islip Station on the S side of the Montauk Branch is the "Best Market" Supermarket which was built back about 1969-70 as a PathMark.
Back in the early 70s my parents used to go shopping at this PathMark supermarket on Fridays in the late afternoon/early evening and if the timing was right I would see theCannonball passing at speed heading east as a good example.I remember vividly the variety of LIRR equipment in use back in those days...There will be other LIRR stations to mention as they come to mind...MACTRAXX
The trees in the colorized post card later had the LILCO sub-station placed next to the 'strip mall', LIRR crossing gates installed, and the supermarket(s) and apartment complex behind it built.
If familiar with Islip, this will bring back memories: http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/islip/islip.htm
To get back to the topic, here are the trackside industries/business's along the ROW in Islip: Past and Present http://www.trainsarefun.com/lirr/islip/ ... ht2008.htm
An example of the local business across from Pieper's ( later Stanley's 1953)Bakery (next to the Manor Inn - later Full Martini) A Newspaper stationary candy store, butcher, and looks like a small grocer! SE across the street (Islip Ave, Rte 111. Note No one ever called it Rte 111 growing up here!
Islip Avenue, Joshua's Path, Wheeler Road, Town Line Road, Hauppauge Road
LOCATION: Islip (at NY 27A) to Smithtown (at NY 25 and NY 25A)
NOTES: For many years, NY 111 was the designation for Carleton Avenue between East Islip and Hauppauge, while CR 17 was assigned to Islip Avenue. The alignments for NY 111 and CR 17 were switched in 1972. Further north, NY 111 is multiplexed with CR 76 for one block along the Town Line Road segment in Hauppauge (near Hauppauge High School). In the mid-1960's, the NYSDPW proposed a four-lane divided arterial highway, partially on new alignment, for NY 111. Rights-of-way for this plan were obtained near the northern terminus in Smithtown, where the route was straightened (but never widened). Source: NY State Roads